All veterinary goods checked at approved Border Control Posts (BCPs), which are intended for free circulation in the European Union (EU) have to comply with EU labelling requirements. It is the task of the food business operator to guarantee that any such products are labelled accordingly, when they are dispatched from the relevant establishment of origin in the non-EU-country, which is also reflected in the content of some health certificates referring to identification marks and other labelling requirements. In the case of pet food, labelling requirements are laid down in Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 and in Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 and the import checks carried out at BCPs should ensure that those are respected for products to be placed on the EU market. For products destined for further processing and/or not to be placed directly on the EU market, labelling in accordance with the aforementioned Regulation may take place in an approved/registered animal by-product establishment in the EU-country.
Game trophies need to come from an approved/registered establishment in TRACES. They fall under the definition of animal by-products as provided for by Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 and the implementing Regulation (EU) No 142/2011. Import conditions for game trophies destined to the Union are laid down in Row 6 of Table 2 of Section 1 of Chapter II of Annex XIV to Regulation (EU) No 142/2011. In general, establishments and plants handling animal by-products and derived products must be approved or registered by the competent authority of each country of origin and details to this procedure can be found in the Technical Specifications and on the TRACES webpage. Following this, establishments in non-EU-countries should be entered into the TRACES system and game trophy establishments should be notified under Section VI in Annex II to the Technical Specifications as game trophies plants, suitable for category 2 or 3 material. These could be particular plants or hunting areas, which will be entered in TRACES to enable approved BCPs to verify approval or registration of the establishment of origin and to ensure traceability of the consignments. Accordingly, if the CITES authority of a non-EU-country has already created a list of establishments, and - provided that the national competent veterinary authority agrees with this list - that list can be included in TRACES.
With reference to Chapter III of Annex X to Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 the imports of fishing baits should be subject to national legislation of the EU-country of destination. Therefore, the Commission cannot indicate which certificate would be the most relevant, because it is up to the decision of the competent authority of the EU-country of destination. If the national rules refer to the use of harmonised certification which is already published, it might be either the one laid down in Chapter 3 D or the one in Chapter 3 F of Annex XV to Regulation (EU) 142/2011; both of them are referring to CN code 0511 91. Certificate FISH CRUST-HC drawn up in accordance with the model set out in Chapter 28 of Annex III to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235. The same should be applicable for the specific certificate used for fishery products from third countries with specific Agreements, in case there are no CN codes specified for these certificates, e.g., for fish bait originating from US. Accordingly, the Common Health Entry Document (CHED-P) as laid down in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1715/2019 cannot be filled in for human consumption in the first part or issued as fit for human consumption in the second part.
Please see the "Animal by-products" webpage, on which several guidance documents and frequent questions and answers have been made publicly available, which refer as well to import/transit requirements.